A trailer is visible for Moons of Madness, a game developed by Rock Pocket Games and published by Funcom. And it looks a bit like if the Martian and the Alien were mixed together.
“There is no better time of year to release Moons of Madness than for Halloween,” says Joel Bylos, Chief Creative Officer of Funcom. “The dark atmosphere of the game, the eerie sounds and creatures you will encounter, the terror you must overcome should all contribute to making Moons of Madness a perfect fit.”
The game is also described as Lovecraft in space and was a passion project for a long time.
“We wanted to make a game that touches on your inner struggles, as well as the threats you face from the outside, in true Lovecraftian manner,” says Ivan Moen, CEO of Rock Pocket Games. “Now that the game is finally out, we can’t wait to see how players will react.”
In Moons of Madness you will play as Shane Newehart, chief engineer on a research facility 140 million miles away from home. Your job is to make sure all systems run as they should on the Mars base, but after awakening from a disconcerting dream – you begin to realize that you may be in over your head. You’re quickly going to have to rely on your calm, your problem-solving skills and your ability to outrun terrifying creatures, as you delve deeper and deeper into a world of fear, conspiracy, and madness.
Moons of Madness is available on Steam for $24.99/€24.99 and also, starting today, available for pre-order on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $29.99/€29.99. The game will be released on console January 21st, 2020.